Alexander Hamilton, An Orphan Immigrant Essay

976 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Alexander Hamilton once said, “When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.” Hamilton, an orphan immigrant, wrote his way out of poverty and into the nation’s spotlight. Appointed by George Washington to be the first Secretary of Treasury, Hamilton recognized no qualms or boundaries when it came to fighting for what he believed was right. Although faced with an impossible economic situation, Alexander Hamilton utilized his passion, relentlessness, and rigor, to lay the bedrock for a strong national economy with a three-part plan.

After the Revolutionary War and a failed government under the Articles of Confederation, the Unites States was given a fresh start for a strong and centralized government. One of the major problems facing America’s first federal government was how to deal with the financial and economic chaos created by the American Revolution. Many states in the union had war debts and paper money had little to no value. The U.S.A. needed a resilient economy in order to establish a strong federal government and be taken seriously by the rest of the world. George Washington chose Alexander Hamilton for the position of first Secretary of Treasury. He was put to the task of creating a plan to save the economy and the future of the US government. Alexander, influenced by foreign economies, proposed a three-part economic plan he claimed could dig the U.S. out of debt, establish credit, and ensure a successful government


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